'Theresa May has told MPs the US-Canada border could be copied in Ireland after Brexit despite warnings it uses check points and armed guards.
Briefing the Commons on her Mansion House speech last week, the Prime Minister said different examples from around the world on how to solve the Irish border were being considered.
She specifically cited the US-Canada frontier as one such example - despite Irish premier Leo Varadkar ruling it out as unacceptable months ago.
In her statement to MPs, Mrs May said her keynote speech on Friday - which set out Britain's Brexit hopes was the basis for a deal and repeated her call for Brussels to 'get on with it'.
Asked about the thorny issue of the Irish border Mrs May said: 'There are many examples of different arrangements for customs around the rest of the world.
'Indeed we are looking at those, including for example the border between the United States and Canada.'
When it was pointed out to the PM that there were 'armed customs guards' between Canada and the US, Mrs May said the Government was looking at arrangements 'in a number of countries'.
Addressing the Commons today, Mrs May said Britain had now set out its demands and shown it understands the EU principles.
She said: 'Let's get on with it.''
Read more: May tells MPs the US-Canada border could be copied in Ireland despite it using checkpoints and armed guards as she tells MPs her Brexit speech means the EU should 'get on with it'
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